Dr. Patricia Rigg

Dr. Patricia Rigg

Position: Professor, B.A. (Concordia), M.A., Ph.D. (Calgary)

Office: Beveridge Arts Centre 428
Phone: (902) 585-1268
E-Mail: patricia.rigg@acadiau.ca

Research Interests: Victorian Poetry and Fiction; British Aestheticism and Decadence; Feminist Criticism and Gender Studies; Robert Browning; Augusta Webster; A. Mary F. Robinson. 

Dr. Rigg teaches nineteenth-century fiction and poetry.  In her research, she focuses on Victorian poetry in the context of gender studies and nineteenth-century culture. Publications include the books Robert Browning’s Romantic Irony in “The Ring and the Book” and Julia Augusta Webster: Victorian Aestheticism and the Woman Writer, and essays on Browning, Webster, A. Mary F. Robinson, as well as on other aspects of Victorian England.   She has just completed a book on A. Mary F. Robinson, and, with the support of a SSHRC Insight Grant awarded 2018, she is working on a book length study of English Sonnet sequences in the Anglo French climate of the Fin-de-Siècle.

Dr. Rigg welcomes graduate and honours students wishing to work in any aspect of Victorian literature.